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heading you the irsrs division of heading up obama care. >> the irs will be entrusted with healthcare records, health history, family history and noww given she went -- lurlly she ran that division while this whole fiasco was going on and now she'll run the obama care, it's carry. >> reporter: the democrats say engram's successor, joseph grant, didn't find out about the targeting until six months after engram was reassigned. rea and they say it's unfair to suggest she had anything to do with the targeting? t you're satisfied with ms. ingram being in charge how. >> i don't know personally, butl i heard she has a high degree of professionalism and she was not in a position of responsibility of these actions. >> reporter: the outgoing irsng commissioner steven miller,ille pushed out because of the scandal, called ingram a quote, superb civil servant and tum griffin says she provide the quote, horrendous customer service implementing obama care as she did managing the tax exempt division.ion in washington molly henburg. >>> still ahead, a disturbingisu story out of arizona, a mother tries
obama's care law. it's pretty clear they don't like obama. on the issue of health care and jobs, [indiscernible]. host: valerie in dulles, virginia, democrat. caller: hi. why was calling to mention the benefits of a law. many people may not know about it, but millions of young people who have held care today is because they were allowed to stay on their parents' plan. many senior staff are paying less for prescription drugs. and millions of americans are paying less for presentive care -- preventive care and no longer subject lifetime limits. and 17 million children with pre-existing conditions no longer are denied coverage. not enough of that is getting out there. host: a couple questions for you. your thoughts on the vote that took place yesterday? caller: i believe they did it for the republicans who are new to congress and did not have a chance to vote. i see why they did it, but they should let it die after this, because it is not going to happen. this is the law of the land. this is they that 37th time. talk about the number of this specific vote on the affordable care act
and the health of your family depend on it. >>> it's been a busy day in washington. president obama announces the resignation of acting irs commissioner steve miller. i comes off the latest scandal, the irs targeting tea party groups since the spring of 2010. irs employees questioned conservative groups about their qualification for tax exempt stat fuss. palm addressed the matter today saying those who are responsible will be held accountable. >> the misconduct that uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs. >> the president told reporters earlier this week he did not know about the irs's profiling until just last friday. >> it's been years since we've heard him but today o.j. simpson took the witness stand in a las vegas courtroom. he's serving a prison sentence for robbery, assault and kidnapping is appealing the convictions. on the stand the san francisco native recounted the series of e vebts that unfold ld after he learned a sports mem b
dick cheney. they are trying to tie the scandal to the implementation of health care. >> the agent that is going to be responsible for implementing obama care that will mortify the american people. the whole episode reinforces and confirms the american people's worst fears about big government run amok. >> on saturday, lamar alexander compared kathleen sebelius for the implementation of health care to iran contra. marco rubio will introduce legislation introduced in the house by mike turner criminalizing the groups. oversight and government reform and ways and means. also plans to investigate the irs friday. a race to try to get a hearing started. john mccain and karl levin plan an investigation of the role of nonprofit groups in politics to include the irs. folks, there was a whole part of this system with the irs that frankly a lot of campaign advocates want to bring attention to and they will have a harder time. as critical as the president was, what drew his fire on monday was benbenghazi. he called it a political circus. >> the whole issue of talking points frankly throughout
putting of obama care. this is the woman that will oversee the health and well being of this country as it relates to the irs. going after implementing obama care in the tax code. she is sarah hall ingram. she from 2009 to 2012 was in charge of this very department. she oversaw these particular individuals who were, in fact, doing the targeting of these conservative groups. so, you can imagine how outraged these conservative groups are this morning when they are finding out that the woman who targeted them is now in charge of obama care overseeing the health and welfare system. >> alisyn: making sure you comply with obama care as a business. otherwise they will crack down on you and levy fines. >> what is -- how are they to believe that they won't then be targeted? >> alisyn: that is the question. >> tucker: what are you some kind of militia member? you don't trust the government? you don't trust sarah hall ingram to keep your data safe and not crush you if you oppose the president's agenda? >> alisyn: she has impressive pedigree, clayton. she went to undergraduate at yale. she went
living. >> this week's republican address criticize the president's health-care law. maryland congressman andy harris said that obama care could raise insurance rates for average americans. he also believes it will cost jobs across the country. >> a commuter train crashed in connected has a more than 60 people to the hospital. accident happened last night on the metro north railroad, which serves the new york city suburbs. passengers described a terrifying scene of crunching metal and flying bodies. six people remained in critical condition. as a result, amtrak has suspended service indefinitely if between new york and boston. >> the 2013 tour of california cycling race is now in the bay area for the final three stages. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news of stage six just a day in santa rosa. the cyclist and begin the 750 mi. race for california last sunday. it all ends in santa rosa tomorrow. kron4 charles clifford shows us the route. >> after race starts the golden gate bridge will be temporarily shclosed down. that will follow highway one and writers will tur
, intimidation, in the government. we're told that after the irs, they're going to go on to the health and human services department to look at how they were handling obama care. so, the -- the investigations could go at least until the midterm elections in 2014. they could be affected by outside bents. somebody pointed out to me, if the boston marathon tragedy were to happen next week, something like that, all this would look very different. >> it's interesting. it doesn't seem obama has a ton of friends in some of these situations. and now, you have an article out this morning about some staffers who talk about him being aloof. is some of that coming back to bite him? >> that's a great point. and we have a column behind the curtain, talking about d.c. versus obama. talking about the fact that there was not a reservoir of goodwill for the president with the democratic friends and allies around town. his political fortunes are no longer tied with democrats who are being more critical of him. and the press corps, has gotten beaten up for being pro-obama, soft on obama. at the same time the white
get there. >>> to politics now where the obama administration is looking for private donations to publicize the new health care law. the robert wood johnson foundation could contribute at much as $10 million, h & r block, $5 million. >> the very popular green card lottery could get the ax as part of the new immigration bill. the program gives visas to 50,000 residents. >> it is graduation season and right now vice president joe biden is about to speak to the graduating class at the university of pennsylvania. his granddaughter just finished his freshman year there and his son, bo, is also a graduate. >> over the weekend, the first lady spoke to eastern kentucky grads. >> make no mistake, you can go anywhere, anywhere you choose. so be proud and never, ever doubt yourselves. walk boldly on that road ahead, no matter where it takes you. >> try to do something that will make you happy and most people are happiest doing what they are best at. you have been given that gift. >> and if you read only one thing this morning, tell the truth. how often have you called in sick when you wer
is within the irs, but also the justice department, health and human services, going in and intimidating insurance companies to kick in a little money for advertising for obama care. intimidating insurance companies not to speak up for their concerns back when the legislation was being considered. i think it's part of a larger pattern, of this administration and i think the president and the people in the white house inner circle have to be responsible for this. >> let me ask you about the benghazi e-mails. when they were, when the white house released these e-mails, not publicly, but for the, for a select group of senators, in particular, senators who wanted to hold up the nomination of john brennan, the e-mails seemed to satisfy enough senate republicans that john brennan got confirmed. what about the e-mails now raises questions in your mind if they didn't raise enough questions to stop john brennan's confirmation? >> i think mr. brennan's confirmation had to be taken in the context of his overall qualifications and i think on balance, a majority of senators decided that it would be b
members saying that the house isn't doing enough to repeal the health law. obviously president obama has been re-elected. this is his law and he's never going to allow repeal to get past his desk, but that doesn't mean house republicans don't want to make a statement and make it clear to the public that they continue to fight this law. >> how many times have house republicans tried to repeal the law? >> this will be the 37th vote to repeal a portion of the law. there's been 37 votes, most of them were in the last three years, but this will be only the third time they've attempted full repeal of the law. >> what are republicans saying specifically about the health care law that they say hurts the economy? >> well, you know, it's a lot of things that are going to start to go into effect early next year, there's going to be requirements on employers to either provide coverage or pay penalties. we're already seeing some insurance rates announced this summer for next year. they're likely going to be increases in rates. they say that's going to hurt the public so that's why they want to contin
to enforce the individual mandate in obama care that requires americans to carry health insurance or pay a tax. >> i'm quite worried your medical records now will be evaluated by the irs. >> democrats say that's just another gop attempt to undermine the law. >> any issue that comes up they will try to exploit. >> the chair of the tea party caucus, michele bachmann, is making not so vailed references to watergate. >> we need to know what the white house knew and when they knew it. >> even though she cautions it may be too soon to talk impeachment. when we attempted to clarify that, bachmann staffers tried to end the interview. >> the reference is one where we actually need to get an answer to the question. what did they know and when did they know snit we don't have answers to any of those. wet haven't scratched the surface yet. >> is it watergate all over again? >> is far worse than watergate. these are direct actions taken against americans who sought to exercise their free speech rights under the first amendment. >> the president to say said there is no comparison. tea party leaders ar
matter? >> great news, the u.s. house just passed my bill to repeal obama care. obama care promised us lower costs and a better health care system, but the truth is just the opposite. passing my bill is just the first step toward lower costs and improved health care. >> look, i've beenç watching these for years. i know what her problem is her. her pollster person is telling her she has wickedly bad numbers on the issue of effect ifness. she's trying to prove she's doing something but she isn't. >>> next, georgia senate candidates. "mother jones" found whoppers in the quote file for the three republican candidates down there. paul brown, phil gingrey, and jack kingston, all currently u.s. congressmen. here it goes on the subject of why same-sex parents should not be allowed to adopt children. "if they wanted a babe by bad enough, they could make that choice." do you believe it? it's the 21st century. in other words, just don't be gay. next on the subject of evolution, jack kingston said, "i believe i came from god, not a monkey. i don't believe a creature crawled out of the sea and be
for the implementation of health care. health and human service. >> i'm sorry, obama care. >> but that's -- that's my point. >> how can you say they are not? they are. >> they are not solely responsible for the implementation of obama care, for you to say that is wrong and you know it's wrong. you know it's not true. >>> it is not wrong. lois learner, she went and she made this statement last week at the bar association meeting in washington, d.c. now we find out the woman that has been over all the non-profit area of the irs is now in charge of implementing obama care. >> she is no in the charge of implementing obama care? >> not in charge? oh, my gosh. >> she is not in charge of implementing obama care. you knee is not true. >> she absolutely s the fact of the matter is the irs is gonna have a part of obama care. >> okay that's accurate, what you said right there, that is accurate. but to say you're going to have a part, to be a part of implementation and to say your nee charge, those are two very big -- big -- different things. >> no, they are responsible for the implementation of obama care. the
leadership. what does that mean with the development of so many types of legislation including the health care law which is dependent on the irs. that is when the names you brought up i think will really go edown in that respect. >> great to see you. thank you. >>> president obama has picked the man who will lead the overhaul of the irs after departure of steve miller. t that man will be danny werfel who worked for republican and democratic legislations. the "new york times" is describing him as the administration's point man on managing the budget cuts under sequestration. he faces the daunting task of leading the irs out of one of the biggest scandals in its history. joining me is irs commissioner during the bush administration. as we talk about this new name, danny werfel starts next wednesday certainly as this pressure is going to be provided from all sides, a lot of scrutiny from day one. explain how big of a challenge it is going to be to overhaul such a large organization with so many eye balls looking at your work. >> danny worked for me when i was at omb. i know him well. he is a
of we'll have you back. >> up next, presidential historian alan liktman on whether president obama has run into the second term curse or is that a silly superstition? ♪ [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> thanks to the beatles, the british invasion was fun, not scary. but if president obama was for any help from prime minister david cameron at the white house today, he didn't get it. and the one american reporter allowed to ask just one question, well, she wouldn't let it die. we've got time for a couple question. >> when did you first learn the irs was conservative political groups? do you feel that the irs has betrayed the public's trust and what do you think the repercussions for these actions should be? on benghazi, do you think the white house misled the public about its role in shaping the talking points and do you stand by your administration's assertions that they
governor of massachusetts jane swift emmett romney and the democratic president barack obama. gina has received support from business health officials environmental organizations and scientists. she is a woman most worthy of a promotion. following the nomination heang in thisommtee gina responded to more than 1000 questions that were submitted to her by republicans which is unprecedented. she did it in the full spirit of bipartisanship and respect. now i hope they respect her. the time has come for this committee to vote on this highly qualified nominee and to move through the nomination to the full senate. this meeting has been delayed for four weeks and now we must move forward and we are going to do that and i'm most grateful for that. today's vote will bring epa one step closer to getting the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission and a commonsense bipartisan way and i would like to call on senator vitter for his opening statement and again as soo we will then vote. it looks like senator lautenberg and senator gillibrand are joining us. we are absolutely thrilled to have the
, alex when jim demint said if the republicans blocked the health care law it would be obama's waterloo. there are certain things in politics you believe may be true and this is among them. this moment owe basically says the republicans shouldn't try to pass any other bills in order to distract the fact that they want to hold hearings and attack obama as much as possible. that's not a good political strategy, i don't think, and it is not good to say that out loud because it makes you seem cynical because it is craven and cynical. >> there you have it right there, but in addition to what you just said, anna, congress' approval ratings are at an all-time low. they have the nickname of the do-nothing congress. the grillo article is pointing out a third of the republican-controlled committees in the house and they're spending their time investigating some facet of the obama administration. so what do you think is the potential risk and reward for republicans here? >> sure, as far as the reward, right? they're looking at 2014, 2016, trying to turn the narrative as demonizing democrats, but t
that they are not allowed to acess and. they will be in charge of all of our health care? how can they be trusted. >> what is the reaction of the individual in charge of implementing obama care and given promotions and one came from the bush administration while show served at that time. and given that fact how do you so it play out? >> they were paid taxpayer bonuses. and i think there will be efforts to make sure she is not in charge. i don't understand how anybody can trust the irs to over sea obama care when they have released confidential information to organization propublica. and are they release our private medical records? this is a huge abuse of power. you cannot convince me it was not done for political reasons. how far are they going to go? this is not just about tea party versus obama or the irs. this affects every single american in this country. it could be a republican president in the white house abusing power and using one of the burr crazy. they done think it was illegal when pressed on that matter. >> it is not illegal to request private donor. they are asking what is said in prayers a
. i think they feel energized, they feel like they have an opening against the obama administration. they're expanding it to include criticism of the health care act which we'll see the vote on later this afternoon in the house because, of course, the irs is the enforcement agency in that individual mandate that has anchored so much conservatives. >> is there anything in that hundred pages of e-mails that the white house released yesterday afternoon that indicates that there is any there? >> not really. thank you for mentioning the piece on time.com if people want to reads it. and i saw nothing new there to advance the story we already knew. we knew this already, but as a reminder, benghazi is more of a cia story than is generally appreciated. that facility there was primarily a cia site where they were doing a lot of work including trying to contain some of the arms they had gotten loose. the cia disputed who was in charge. at the end of the day, it was the deputy cia director morale who took out a lot of language whose deletion republicans object to. by the way, every iteration of
. >> we are live on capitol hill this morning and the dirksen bennett office building. the senate health, education, labor and pensions committee is only a confirmation vote on president obama's pick for labor secretary, tom perez. is currently the justice department assistant attorney general for several rights. is been criticized by republican lawmakers for his role in the supreme court ruling on civil rights law. iowa democrat tom harkin chairs the hearing. tennessee's lamar alexander is the top republican. we expect this to get underway in just a moment. live coverage here on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> once again live on capitol hill as we await the start of the senate confirmation hearing and votes on president obama's pick for labor secretary, tom perez. right now holding the position in the justice department as the assistant attorney general for civil rights. we expect this to start in just a moment. very quickly, the u.s. house will be gaveling in this morning at kennedy. business will get underway at noon eastern. members will take a vote to
and health records. it's a legitimate question. >> reporter: it's possible the irs scandal will delay the implementation of obama-care. that's where this is heading. bill: you mentioned the inspector general report. we got this out of it showing the irs is a bureaucratic mess. 30% of phone calls to the irs went unanswered. and the wait time to speak with a rep was nearly 17 minutes. nearly 48% of all correspondence to the year not responded to in what was considered a timely manner. martha: it will be a big day on capitol hill because attorney general eric holder is expected to be on the hot seat. he will appear before members of congress. he is america's top law enforcer and he is under fire from many side for the justice department's decision to seize phone record of associated press reporters. he has defended that decision saying america's national security at the time was at stake. >> this was a very serious leak. and a very, very serious leak. i have been a prosecutor since 1976. and i have to say that this is amongt if not the most serious it many the top 2 or 3 most serious lea
conference itch believe if the senate flips we'll see a repeal and then president obama will have-mile-an-hours of americans americans americans who have been thrown off their employer's health insurance, americans who are jobless, americans who have seen spikes in their health insurance people mum and he may have to repeal his signature piece of legislation that will be bringing so much misery to this economy and to millions of americans. >> neil: we'll see. a lot depends on the mid-term elections you. mentioned the senate and i want to get back to somebody senator bob menendez said of the benghazi revelations that it's been fully vetted now. more or less, move on. i want you to react to this. >> we have fully vetted this issue. we have held hearing after hearing. we have on both sides had the opportunity to have our questions answered. in fact, in total between the house and the senate, there have been 11 hearings on benghazi. >> neil: i think he is saying, move on. what do you think? >> he is saying, be quiet and go away. and with all due respect to the senator, that's an insti
of the irs, the obama care part of the irs how do we know that our sensitive health information is safe there? will it be exploited? will we be discriminated against again based on our health? these are life and death decisions, not just tax questions. >> geraldo: you are fearful she would breech the most basic confidences and use your health information for political purposes as well? >> she was in charge. i don't know if she personally did it or not at the irs but she was in charge and if she is in charge again how you do we know. there is no possible way to know or to trust this woman. to know that she is not going to be in charge of another breech of confidence and confidential information. it is very serious. >> geraldo: and penny nance, your basic position is that this has been going on in democratic administrations since the '90s? >> absolutely. concerned women for america has a 501 c 3 and c4. from 1993 to 2000 my organization was targeted and harassed. the same kind of similar story. amazing, geraldo, none of us knew that any of this is going on. everyone kept all of this private and
it is not. stuart: thank you. breaking news and it is on obamacare. the obama administration announced a $1 billion initiative to launch health care innovation awards basically subsidies to health companies. that would be $1 billion. nicole petallides, toyota shares, we are using this as the proxy for japan. the japanese market is up 70% in six months. toyota reached a 125. where is it now? nicole: and new high for toyota is reaching almost 126 at the moment. new 52 week high not all-time high but not too far off of the all-time high, the weakened yen helped toyota with their sales across the globe and they had seller numbers and they're doing very well today up 1-1/4%. stuart: three bills headed for this california state senate that call for a moratorium on fracking, extraction of natural gas and oil from deep under the ground. the bills would stop fracking until its health effects and effect on the environment are, quote, thoroughly studied. bill some 8 from the center for biological diversity joins us now. i am sure you support this moratorium. i know you don't want fracking. i got that
, always dress well, you never know when you will be caught. >> heather: true. president obama trying to bring his healthcare law back to life asking several members of his administration including health and human secretary kathleen sebelius for help. >> gregg: we are tracking several new developments in the boston marathon investigation. what key piece of intel russia withheld from the united states and boston police say the tsarnaev brothers may have killed before. >> heather: and britain's prince harry taking america by storm. we've got the latest on the young visit with wounded service members in colorado next. >> i'm in afghanistan. i would like to wish my mother a very helps a mother's day. i miss you and love you and see you soon. look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered... you suggested luxury car service instd of "stren
entitlement program of obama care, it's very important to ask could there potentially be political implications regarding health care, access to health care, denial of health care, will that happen? based upon a person's political beliefs or their religiously held beliefs? >> if bachmann weamanaged to we two concepts of paranoia together, she was not alone. mitch mcconnell conflated things at the irs. >> it's clear they were on a jihad in the middle of the presidential election. trying to silence the voices of the critics of the administration. >> meanwhile, the white house sought to end debate over benghazi by releasing 100 pages of emails detailing the role played by the white house which the white house suggests was decidedly less than controversial. the it suggest that mr. obama's aides mostly mediated a bureaucratic tug of war between the state department and the c.i.a. over how much to disclose. never minding that, republicans remained confident that somehow there must be documents somewhere showing a scandal, any scandal as long as it's a scandal. >> absolutely for total cer
. >> and the latest on the i.r.s. scandal taking the obama administration by storm. >> why officials are now questioning the woman in charge of the tax exempt division and her connection to the president's health care plan. we'll be right back. ight back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is a reason to look twice. this is a stunning work of technology. the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> back now with a tragic story out of new york where police continue to investigate the death of a college student killed during a home invasion. a junior at hofstra university was killed by a police officer as she was held in a headlock by an intruder at gunpoint. >> two women say officer richard took them to another location after leaving a party thursday night and forced them to do drugs and assaulted them while using a gun. the 27-year-old was hailed a hero back in 2007 and this is the picture you see here, shot in the face during a traffic stop but managed to catch the suspect. >> the f.b.i. officials in washington state are searching an apartment tha
>>> angelina jolie makes a striking announcement about her health. the oscar winning actress revealing she underwent a double mastectomy after learning her chances were high of developing breast cancer. >>> under fire. president obama goes on the record about the irs scandal and the benghazi investigation. twin controversies clouding the white house. >> people have to be held accountable and it has to be fixed. the whole issue of talking points frankly throughout this process has been a side show. >> the bear looks over from that fence over there. >> swimmers scramble when a black bear wanders into a suburban backyard. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, may 14th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. oscar winning actress angelina jolie is making a startling announcement this morning. in an op-ed piece in today's "new york times," jolie reveals she underwent a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. in the piece titled "my medical choice" jolie says she opted for the procedure after learning she carries
down the cost of health care and reduces every family's premium by as much as $2,500. even after the bill passed, more promises were made about the benefits of the law. in july, 2012, president obama promised that once the affordable care act has been, quote, fully implemented, your premiums will go down. they have not. in fact, since the affordable care plan has passed, people have seen their premium goes up by thousands of dollars. we now have the data showing premiums in fact will go up even more. and quite dramatically. for millions and millions and millions of individuals and families and small businesses across the country and large businesses as well. let me the scribe the study that the energy and commerce committee performed submitting letters on march 14 of this year to the oversight an investigations committee with 17 health care insurer companies requests about the affordable care act. we asked how would it affect premiums? we asked them to tell us the information that they already have, what numbers they have come up with, what are their analysts telling them already
out of the irs scandal and they will never let up on obama care. house republicans are making their 37th -- that's 37 times to repeal the health care law and like all of the other times before, it's going to fail. formulating for the affordable health care act and author of "brothers emanuel," it talks about them, how they grew up together. what a book. i really want to read that book. i know both of these guys. starring in "entourage" and rahm emanuel is the mayor. first of all, what's it like to have brothers like that? >> it's the key. >> it's a permanent job. i got my first job at the white house, my aunt who is still a nun said, is that a permanent job? that's the way they think. let me ask you about, i smell a rat. i think republicans would like to spread the word out there, obama isn't good for you and therefore, sort of upchuck it. you've got two other guys with seats and each guy makes 25 or 30 a year. make it difficult on yourself and the government. >> well, they are certainly trying to delegitimate the bill and everything associated with it, like the exchanges. and the key
on repealing the 2010 health care law. after that president obama's news conference with the turkish prime minister, which included his comments on the targeting of the conservative groups by the i.r.s. reaction from moves congress on the i.r.s. . we'll re-air the f.b.i.'s .earing on the budget request on the next "washington journal," we'll discuss the i.r.s. targeting of conservative groups with republican repive from louisiana. he is chairman of the ways and means sub committee. we'll be joined by a california democrat to take your questions about implementation of the affordable care act later this year and thursday's house vote to repeal it. "washington journal" is live very day on 7:00 a.m. eastern. the house ways and means committee holds a hearing tomorrow morning on the internal revenue service targeting conservative groups. members will hear from the inspector general. steve miller the outgoing commissioner who resigned wednesday. live coverage of the hearing is on c-span2 at 9:00 a.m. eastern. you can read the report online at c-span.org. >> the house on thursday voted to repeal
're opposed to president obama's policies, very frustrated and angry at the bailout, bailout, and frustrated -- the straw that broke the camel's back was health care reform but their opposition wasn't based pop at the fact because the president was black, because they disagreed with that policy and believed it wasn't a constitutional exercise of power. so, i think the problem is, one of the reasons whyn't i wanted to write this book, we have been avoiding talking about the substance of the tea party. eve e every other tea party book avoids that 300 potential gorilla in the room. i want to talk about the constitutional prims that the tea partyers care so much about and distracting based on race we avoid that more difficult conversation. >> host: let's take some calls for you. jocelyn in long island. you're on. good afternoon. are you there? >> caller: yes, i'm sorry, hello. first of all, want thank you for the programming this afternoon. i'm a regular listener or booktv and american history tv and i enjoy it. i want to talk about the tea party. i know you have spoken about the intellectual pr
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swift and that romney and democratic president barack obama. she has received support from business health officials, environmental organizations and scientists. she is a woman most worthy of promotion. following her nomination hearing in this committee, she responded to more than a thousand questions that were submitted to her by the republicans, which is unprecedented. she did it in the full spirit of bipartisanship and respect. now i hope we can respect her. the time has come for this committee to vote on this highly qualified nominee and to move gina's nomination to the full senate to begin at the meeting has been delayed for four weeks and now we must move forward and looks as if we are going to do that. so i am most grateful for that. we will bring the epa one step closer getting what it means to accomplish the mission in a common sense bipartisan way. and i would like to call on the senator for his opening statement and again, as soon as we can we will then vote. it looks like senator lautenberg and senator guilherme and are joining us and we are absolutely thrilled to have t
, if they can't get out ahead of thi they're going to lose their voice on immigration, signing up for the health care bill, fiscal fairness, or whatever. thing a perilous political time for president obama. and i think despite efforts the last few days they have been slow to react and slow to appreciate the seriousness of it. >> rose: karen? >> i think what's interesting is these are three very different controversies and they each have their own constituency of the outraged. but the thing they have in common is they all fit into the sortf stoline that the prident's enemies have bn painting about him all along, that this is big government run amok. that the president doesn't care about the restraints of the constitution. that he has contempt for his enemies. and i think that that is what the white house really has to get ahead of here. and unlike the clinton white house, where they essentially had a scandal management team on the premises from day one of that presidency, this president has been sort of blessed by not having these sorts of controversies. so we really are seeing them as al said, k
of representatives. they are debating the president's health care law. and about one hour from now, re their 38th vote to repeal obama care. or is it the 37th? or maybe the 40th? to be perfectly honest, there are have been so many votes, it's almost impossible to keep a tally. the cbo informed paul ryan and the republicans on wednesday they do not have time to score what that repeal would mean because "we anticipate a similar result were we to do so." and yet there were the republicans this morning trotting out the same tired old lines, this time with a side serving of the irs. >> i'm if petition. i'm quite worried about the privacy of medical records. i'm quite worried that your medical records now will be evaluated by the irs. >> will our most personal, sensitive information be used to deny health care? >> joining us now is democratic congressman chris van hollen of maryland. welcome back, sir. it's great to have you with us. >> good to be with you, martin. >> when speaker boehner was asked whether there will be repeal votes in the future, he said this. i'm quoting. "when we have further votes
to blocking conservative groups. that same woman just got a promotion from the obama administration. she is now in charge of administering obamacare. translation, we couldn't trust you of handling our money so we're going to make you in charge of handling health issues. this could be deadly. >> i want to have a life like this $103,000 and a bonus. where can i sign up for this. do a bad job, target americans and then you get a reward. you get to run obamacare and you get money extra for it. this is about as absurd as susan rice becoming the head of national security advisor? [ laughter ] >> eric: show he biased against conservatives prove to me they won't do the same thing in obamacare. >> bob: i would be surprised if this woman has the job later on. if i were in a position to do so given the story and given the fact she was overseeing this issue it would raise so many questions about obamacare it's probably better to put other someplace else. >> eric: someplace else or let her go. good for you. >> dana: i don't think it's about her personally but institution the irs will not be trusted t
the opponents of the obama administration and now they want to be in charge of our health care? give me a break. i don't think so. members, this is your chance, this is your chance to weigh in on the i.r.s. scandal. a vote to repeal is a vote to stop the i.r.s. but voting to keep obamacare is a vote to empower the i.r.s. as the health care police of the united states. the choice is easy. vote to take power away from the i.r.s. and not to give them more. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan. mr. levin: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. doggett. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for two minutes. mr. doggett: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today in opposition to the patients' rights repeal act. like a broken record, repeating the same old scratchy sad verse, these republicans cannot stop repeating their record of indifference to the health care crisis. they've given up on repeal and replace because all they ever cared about was the repeal part. as the party of no, this year they have not advanced a s
. it ends up creating millions and millions of more jobs. >> do you think that obama care is keeping a lot of businessmen from hiring people? >> i think there's uncertainty about the introduction of the new health care regulations. you end up making people more cautious in terms of hiring. >> but, again, this isn't about how you get rich. it's about the $100 million schwarzman donated to the new york public library. which is harder, making all that money or giving some of it away? >> actually i enjoy both. i like impacting people, giving them the kind of shot i think they deserve in the society we live in. not everybody gets a boost. not everybody gets a mentor. and those of us who are fortunate need to reach out to people and impact them. >> schwarzman says he was never in the running to be a rhodes scholar when he was in school. he says that was part of the reason he wanted to set up his own scholarship program. that's it for today. to all the moms who are watching, especially mine, have a great mother's day and we'll see you next "fox news sunday." ♪ [ male announcer ] the first look
grams. [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] always rich, >>> voting to appeal obama care. again, the scandal lobby, recent controversy, those are two of the hot topics pitched to us today. sara covers health care policy for the washington post. kate covers homes and joanne greel joins was, as well. it's great to have you all here. i want to start out by showing the "new york times" and what they put out today in regard to obama care in this vote coming up. it's the 43rd day that they've devoted time on this issue according to our court. it's in the upper 30s. almost 40 times there that the vote has come up on this. we all remember john boehner said this was the law of the land. >> one of the things that john boehner has said is he has a lot of -- who want to be on the record opposing this law and he's giving them the chance to vote against it. and it's easy to write off over three dozen votes as inconsequential. at the same time, we are polling showing about facilitiers and americans think that congress has repealed the laws. there is a real impact of having these repeated votes again and ag
surrounding his white house for now. however, under stormy skies in atlanta, mr. obama attempted to move the focus off the irs, benghazi, and the associated press. he spoke about the economy and health care in his address to morehouse college. >> my job as prdz is to advocate for policies that generate more opportunity for everybody. policies that strengthen the middle class and give more people the chance to climb their way into the middle class. policies that create more good jobs and reduce poverty and educate more children and give more families the security of health care and protect more of our children from the horrors of gun violence. that's my job. >> so can the president change the focus from the recent scandals and controversies? let's turn to charles blow in new york and errol in washington. writing for the "new york times." good to see you both. >> ross, let me begin with you. the president seems to be moving forward. his approval rating is up even after all these controversies were revealed. so does washington move forward along with, or will critics continue to kind of rai
and percentage of gdp than it was in 2009, the first year of president obama's presidency. this shows that because of better than expected revenue, slower than expected growth in spending, in part because health care costs are slowing, the deficit is going to fall to 2.1% of gdp in 2015. so, we've had a lot of concern that we've discussed for years about the size of the u.s. deficit. it is now coming down pretty rapidly, bill. >> you know, it's symptomatic of our new normal here. we consider $3 gasoline cheap and we think $642 billion deficit is low. >> but as a percentage -- >> you know what i'm saying. >> yes, i do. but the historical standard -- >> john, does that mean that the gdp is expected to shrink -- >> what's that? >> when we talk about these percentages as a function of gdp? what is gdp expected to be? still pretty low historically. >> yes, but i'm talking about the deficit as compared to the size of the gdp and historically, the administrations have tried to keep it in the 3% range over, you know, a period of the past 40 years. it's down to 4 now. according to cbo, it will
overseeing the treasury department's oversight of the president's health care plan, that's raised a lot of questions, among republicans on capitol hill, they say that she, given her previous experience, is exactly the wrong person to be overseeing obama care. your response? >> they're going to do a 30-day top-down review, anyone who did anything wrong is held accountable. >> as far she did not nothing wrong. the president believes that she can continue to fulfill her responsibilities on the health care plans. >> let's get facts first. >> on capitol hill, given the irs' extensive responsibility for overseeing the health care law, this experience with the tax-exempt organizations calls that oversight into question? >> george, i think the question for both republicans and democrats, are we going to come together to solve the problem? i understand that republicans are still very angry that obama care is law. they tried to use this as an excuse to -- to try to repeal obama care. let's actually solve the problem. >> and so, you have no question about the irs' ability to oversee and their resp
. >> but they are not looking at people's medical records. this idea that they will be overseeing the health scare incorrect. -- healthcare is incorrect. it is a narrative that will work with people who want that to be the narrative i think. this is bad for liberalism. when obama came in there already was no trust of the government. it was 17% was the number of people that trusted the historict which is a whose low. the lowest in history. he was coming in already with a heavy lift. >> chris: there was a story in the papers over the weekend that the white house chief of staff dennis mcdonough met with top aides and said i want you to spent no more than 10% of your time on any of the scandals. you have been in the middle of the scandals in the bush white house. how consuming are they. >> good luck. it will consume as much time as it needed. we will have three or four weeks or five or six weeks of hearing and debate back and forth on capitol hill and it will consume time. the narrative of not being able to get things done. it is not just the government cannot get things done. it is president obama can't get th
after reporters, or whether the hhswent too far with the company pay for publicizing health care law, it could be mess, and that is like, watergate summer-like, do you agree? >> i do. i think that washington can't multitask, but maybe president obama is almost relieved he does not have to talk about the economy right now, he can try to cover-up what is happening in the white house right now it is takingocus off one happening in the economy, to be hones-- -- >> he has been liking what has been happening to the economy. >> but, the economy is not doing much better, people still are leaving, workforce, while we can say that unemployment rate has dropped it is because tre are thousands of people still leaving the workforce, every month, tha we can point to. and that does not point to an economy that is starting to thri. neil: phil, a read onhere this es. do you think these are going to be sort of obsessing points good or bad for the summer? >> yeah, i do, i think they will be where they have been front and center, and even the hhs scandal with secretary sebelius calling ceos for cash th
if dayton -- governor day tton sig this thing this week, does this end? or will it be like with health care, they're still trying to repeal obama care. >> i don't think it ends the conversation. i'm not sure there are in republicans in a position to change it anytime soon. you know, the minnesota house is up next year, but the minnesota senate is not. so it would take them another presidential year to try again. and frankly, when what we've seen in the polls on all of this, who knows where the polling will be. who knows where people will be in 2014, in 2016, and in 2020? >> and we don't know that, but we do know the polling is much different than it was in 2002, 2003. look at that state like mine, and it's funny, in our state, we were defining the definition of marriage and that meant marriage between a man and a woman. but if you look at those and where our state has evolved from since then. in 2002, it was a political issue. it was for karl rove and for the rest of them to get all of these republicans out of their houses and to the polls and it worked. >> and look at just the last year. t
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luther king jr. academic magnet high school for health sciences and engineering. it's her second ceremony in as many days. yesterday she was right here in our area giving new graduates a proper sendoff at bowie state university. mrs. obama reminded the new grads about bowie's place in history and about their importance in their new degrees. >> i'm thinking about all the people who took the extra job and toiled and bled and prayed so we could have something better. >> president obama heads to georgia today. he will deliver the commence m address at mohr house college in atlanta. >>> plenty of people are talking about personal experiences the president shared yesterday. during an economic trip to baltimore, he opened up about his own experience growing up without his father around. >> i grew up without a father. i always tell people that as great and heroic a job as moms do, particularly for a family of boys, that's a hard situation. >> the president was talking to a group that promotes families and responsible fatherhood. many people at the event struggled to find jobs so the center for ur
and using private forums and soliciting funds phenomenon the obama re-election campaign. you think she would learn after that. >> neil: you're a hater. so i just want to -- i want to get what the health and human services said. there's a special section that allows the secretary to support and encourage others to support nonprofit organizations working to provide health information and conduct other public health activities. i have no idea what that means. essentially, an agency spokesperson says we did nothing wrong. >> that's what they're saying and i'm not buying it. >> neil: if you have to put out a statement like that in a firefight and it makes no sense. >> that says a light. and i'm looking at the law. and it says, you cannot be doing exactly what she is doing if you're using your professional status and going after private companies, and i have got to believe that she -- again, didn't call up and say, it's kathleen here. me a you can sent some money or -- send some money or can't. the question is, were these companies strong-armed to give the money and -- >> neil: if you're h & r blo
for the 37th time to repeal health care. i'm a voter, part of the public, is it maybe time to move on and get off that at this point? >> again, i'm -- i'm concerned about obama care simply because, donny, you're in business, i've been in business, health care costs continue to go up 20% a year for small, medium-sized businesses. it's not doing anything to bend the curve on health care. i think it's a big concern going forward. i can tell you my district all throughout florida, people are very concerned. their number one issue for small business is affordable and av l available health care and they have no answers. i think this is going to be a huge challenge, government taking on this role of going forward and i think the democrats and probably a lot of people are very concerned about it. >> right now, david gregory, we are showing a kaiser family foundation poll, only 35% of americans have a favorable impression of obama care. roughly the same amount of people who believe the federal government blew up building seven at -- during 9/11. i mean that is a small percentage to support such landm
, and discriminate against those with preexisting conditions. since president obama signed the affordable care act into law, insurance companies can no longer put profits ahead of people. one of the provisions in this bill says that of premiums paid to insurance companies for health care, 80% of those benefits must go to patients. no long, as they did, 50% of the premium goes for salaries and bonn uses and other perfection -- and bone bonuses and other t. insurance companies can no longer discriminate against children with preexisting conditions. they can no longer raise year rates for no reason. they can no longer drop your coverage if you get sick. mr. president, that's what happened. but this week, for the 37th time, house republicans will try to change all that. here are a few of the other benefits already in effect that house republicans would eliminate: in nevada -- mr. president, we're not a heavily populated state like massachusetts or california or new york, but we are getting bigger. we have about 3 million people. in nevada alone, tens of thousands of seniors have saved tens of millions
with the republican base. and it would be an ongoing, perhaps not a 38th vote on the house floor as with health care. but an ongoing continued story line. >> well, look, we've written that there is about a third of the house committees that are right now investigating the obama administration. and that is a big reason why there is going to be some difficulty for the white house in trying to get in front of this stuff. and i think the bigger issue here is what does it do to the second term agenda? immigration reform is the big thing that the president wants to get done. really was the big thing coming in. aside from taxes after his election. and while that is moving along pretty normally, because you have about half the republican party that wants to get that done. there is a potential problem with that. because you know, while talk radio may be talking about irs and benghazi, there is going to be a section that says, look, we can't trust them to implement health care. we can't trust them to implement border security if they can't even run the irs. that's a talking point i think we'll hear a lot of.
got a promotion from the obama administration. she's now in charge of administering obamacare. translation. miss ingram, we couldn't trust you handling our money issues, so we're going to put you in charge of handling our health issues. the optic social security bad enough, but this could be deadly. >> i want to have a life like this and get $103,000 and a bonus. bring it now. b where can ion sign up for this? target americans on american policies and get a reward.et you get to run obamacare and you get money extra for it. i mean, this is about as absurd as susan rice becoming the headc what, of national security advisor? that's the next one. >> show me -- prove me that this whole group proved they're biased against conservatives in the irs. show mere they're not going to do the same thing withves obamacare. >> i would be surprised if thir woman had this job in another month. >> are you calling for her firing? >> i think that wo if i were in. position to do so, given the story and given the fact she was overseeing this issue, that it would be raised so many questions about ob
everybody knows what the irs is. the irs regulating obamacare. so your tax records and now all your health records go to the hated irs. this has to be one of the biggest political losers in history. >> well, even the president said it was outrageous. you know, this kind of -- >> not obama care. >> no. but the misuse of the irs. the irs, whether you like them or not, whatever your position may be, they have to be sackery sank. there has to be some confidence immediately. not some long, drawn-out hearing but a focused investigation by special counsel, free of conflicts, in order to restore the confidence people have. otherwise tax code doesn't work. >> 16,000 irs agents coming. did you know that? >> oh, yeah. >> 16,000. >> you're going to see that on campaign posters and campaign ads. look, republicans have struggled for so long to come up with an argument that makes sense and now they can say the irs is dysfunctional, it's playing politics. >> and they won't be even-handed. you're asking the irs to regulate obamacare, tax hikes, and mandates, which could mean regulating the very people they
's sort of bad news for the obama haters the head of the irs, a bush appointee, and the women ahead of the benghazi scandal? a cheney advisor. >> hum. >> stephanie: we need a health care colon blow this morning. >> like an enema? >> the show needs an enema. >> i said i'm like a high-fiber snack. >> stephanie: i have to many ask jacki questions. in the meantime jacki schechner in the current news center. >> the obama administration making news today. first the associated press revealing that it is the target of a just disdepartment investigation saying the government has collected work and phone records of several associated press bureaus. here is senior vice president kathleen carol. >> they have told us what they are looking for, nor have they explained why we got no prior notice, which our lawyers tell us is not only customary but required. >> it just has a list of who called whom when and for how long they spoke. gary pruitt is calling the secret subpoena on records of some 20 different lines massive and unpress dented intrusion. and then the irs disproporti
vote on repealing the health care law 2010? >> they've really got assessment from the most cnrvative house. obviously, president obama has been reelected if this is his lot and he will not allow repeals to get past his desk. that doesn't mean house republicans don't pick a statement to make it clear to the public to continue to fight this law. >> host: how many times have house republicans try to repeal the law? >> guest: this'll be the 37th 02 repeal a portion of the law. most of them in the last three years, but this'll be the 30 time they've attempted full repeal of the law. >> host: what a republican thing about the health care law they say hurt the economy? >> guest: you know, a lot of things will go into effect early next year on employers to provide coverage or pay penalties and we are to insurance announced this summer or next year. there will likely be increases in rates. they say that's going to hurt the public and that's why they want to continue to put attention on the loss. >> host: you mention all the other times, attempts at repealing the votes on repeal anyway. what a
for the obama care plan today. there is going to continue to be all these implementation markers throughout the next year and there's been problems in implementing the law. so if republicans can season this and say, listen, health care implementation has been a debacle because the federal government is too big because that is the theology of obama, and democrats, that could hurt democrats in 2014. i think that's where republicans are going to try to keep the focus. in doing that, you guys have been talking on the show, they have to resist this urge to say nutty things. in the past when republicans get into this situation, everyone wants to out do themselves or out do their fellow republicans and they say nuttier and nuttier things and it turns what could be a political winner into a political loser because people start to feel sorry for the president or the democrats are going after him. >> and prominent conservatives, jim, have come out and said things like that. charles krauthammer said let's drop the watergate nixon impeachment jail, drop that talk for now until we have more details. if
are beginning to add up to a growing credibility gap between this administration under president obama and the high standard of public service that the american people deserve. and now, thanks to obamacare, the i.r.s. will also be administering parts of the health care law. the i.r.s.'s power will grow as they become responsible for determining whether americans have satisfied the government mandate to have health insurance and whether the government will pay for part of that coverage through refundable tax credits. as noted by the national taxpayer advocate nina olson, obamacare is, and i quote, the most extensive social benefit program the i.r.s. has been asked to implement in recent history, end quote. and, mr. president, as i previously mentioned, this isn't the only obamacare-related scandal that's come to light this week. over the weekend, "the washington post" reported that secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius has been soliciting donations from health care executives to fund left-leaning organizations that are trying to work hand in hand with h.h.s. to enroll
contest could put on by the first lady, michelle obama. >> if you win what you get? >> to have dinner with the president. >> you will make sure he tells the ride? >> yes. >> the winner of the first lady's health the recipe contest will be announced next month. we will be back here at at the kron 4 morning news continues. a look at san francisco. it looks to be a decent day today and warm weather >> welcome back. we will see 60s in seventies into the afternoon. and cool air mass to settle into the bay area. reconditions later on tonight. a bit of a warm-up as we head into tomorrow. most locations will be in the low to upper seventies. >> talking numbers looking at it to pass 4 by lunchtime, a tall clock keeping it in the '50s along the coast. '60s order in a spots. because the low seventies as we head into the afternoon high spirits a nice one in terms of sunshine. clear conditions it will be a bit cooler. that will intimidate him tonight. bring out your afternoon highs. mountain view 66. 68 for sunnyvale. could perhaps the low seventies in fairfield, pittsburgh, antioch 68 and danvill
with the implementation of the health care law. this woman, sarah hall ingram, there in the very position of implementing the irs supervision and gathering of fees or taxes under obama care is there, she will be a political target for republicans, and a juice ooh one at that. >>> the government temporarily ross track of former terrorists allowed into the witness protection program. the justice department inspector general says the d.o.j., department of justice, failed to provide names for the no-fly list and some were allowed to travel on commercial flights. the problem has been nfixed, bu says a small but significant number made it through. >>> a 30-year-old frn uzbekistan charged with providing support for terrorist organizations working to overthrow the uzbek government. he was helping to build a weapon of mass destruction. the complaint says he had his own explosive device. >>> we know a total of 16 tornado slammed into north texas wednesday night. six people killed. a number of homes built by habitat for humanity were destroyed. manuel bojorquez is in texas. >> reporter: good morning. in one subdivi
. turning to the affordable health care act, analysts say some americans could be paying hundreds of dollars a month for prescriptions under president obama's and law. they say states that are trying to keep premiums low are allowing insurers to charge patients a large share of the cost of expensive medicines known as peschel the drugs. a cancer patient in california could pay $2000 a month to take a cancer drug. a member of npr tweeds that britain's prime minister david cameron sees a real breakthrough on syria. we will hear more on this and other issues when the british leader joins president obama in a joint news conference at 11:15 a.m. eastern time today. here it on c-span radio or watch it on c-span. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. first first lady to earn a college degree, and during the civil war, soldiers serving under her husband called her the mother of the regiment. opposing slavery, she influences her husband to switch from the way party to the anti-slavery republican party. she held the first annual white house easter egg roll. wife of the 19th president
, jessica's health was deteriorating. with no time to lose, president obama ordered the u.s. military to launch a secret rescue operation. s.e.a.l. team 6, the same group that took out osama bin laden in 2011, swept into the area and took the kidnappers by surprise, igniting a tense exchange of gunfire. the s.e.a.l.s killed all nine of the kidnappers, and jessica and paul were rescued unharmed. president obama was preparing for his state of the union address when he was informed the hostages were in u.s. hands. as he entered the capitol that night, he congratulated secretary of defense leon panetta for his help with the successful mission. >> good job tonight. good job tonight. >> the president is seen in this photo calling jessica's father john to inform him that his daughter was safe and on her way home. jessica buchanan and her husband, eric, write about that experience in her new book "impossible odds." good morning. it's good to see both of you. boy, go back to that time, jessica, that you were on your way. you knew you were in an area that was potentially dodgy. did you have a b
scandal to implementation of obama care. they say the irs can not be trusted to administer the tax breaks and credits included the health care overhaul. the official in charge of tax-exempt organizations during the time the irs targeted conservatives now runs the irs office responsible for health care. john, diana. >> thank you, n. >>> now, a man from former soviet republic of uzbekistan makes an appearance in fedel c to on tr ch to ise,h idaho, the 30-year-old man is accused of conspiring with a known terror group in his home country. prosecutors say he was involved in a scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction. >>> in the investigation of the boston marathon bombing, abc news has learned the fbi searched an apartment in manchester, new hampshire. the home of a former rebel leader from chechnya. the man admits to meeting with tamerlan tsarnaev, a month before the attack. but says he was not involved. also an official says the younger tsarnaev wrote anti-american rants on the inside of the boat where he was hiding from police. they include references to the wa nd an. >>> army officials
the health and well-being of every detainee. and certainly, we're doing everything we can to do that. as you know, president obama noted a couple weeks ago that he is going to come back -- and he's in the process of that now to find some resolution to guantanamo. and i think our role, the military's role there, is being handled with -- with as much responsibility as we should and need to with our detainees. and so i think -- i'll ask general dempsey if he's got any other thoughts, but we're doing everything we can to protect those detainees. and we do need a resolution to this. the president has said that, and he's working toward it. >> the only thing i'd add is that, you know, the united states military guards guantanamo, and our responsibility is clear. that is the -- the safe -- the well-being of the prisoners, the safety of both them and the guards, and that's our job. that's what we're doing. the rest of this is really policy decisions. >> okay. >> you talked a little bit earlier about looking at the various congressional proposals on sexual assault. just to -- to follow up on justin's,
is a classic example. this president believes government can deliver a better health system. how is that turning out? america right the bureaucracy, you enjoy a visit to motor vehicles. don't forget government is wildly irresponsible with your money and in the obama years the tax money taken off you has risen to record high and our debt has gone up by $6 trillion. what a financial mess. you are paying the price for this government. the trifecta scandal is giving our country second thoughts. obamacare, tax-and-spend policies may not see the light of day, there will be a hard time winning, here is my bottom line. if you want to return america to the way it was and ought to be we will reject all government all-time and reverse this president's government agenda. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just
and cabinet nominations. you vote against his landmark health care legislation. not once, not twice, but 38 times. even after it's been passed, implemented and upheld by the supreme court. you make sure all roads to washington lead to president obama. the biggest revelation that the irs gave scrutiny. whose nads include tea party, 912 and patriot. yesterday the house ways and means committee held a hearing about the issue. dave camp had this to say to open the discussion. >> it seems like the american truth is hidden from people just long enough to make it through an election. the american people have the right to a truth tochlt a government that delivers the facts, good or bad, no matter what. president obama promised to be different and to deliver a presidential government. he was right. america deserves better. >> chairman camp was clear on how to characterize the irs mistake of a reflection of the fitness of our president. that hearing quickly turned to someone trying to score political points. this keeps happening in the congress. the rabinging member predicted this outcome in his open
there is no other organization that goes into every household. only irs is in charge of health care unfortunately. already businesses have to report on this year's w-2 how much was paid on your behalf. next year you will have to report it. what happens? could this basically derail obama care? >> people are afraid of irs. they don't trust the irs. this does not help either one of those things. i'm not sure it could derail obamacare but it could certainly help. people don't know how much the irs is a part of obamacare. look at the bill. large parts are amending the internal revenue code to make it more powerful here. everybody will have to submit kind of a w-2-like form to the irs showing they have acceptable insurance. and then, if, if they're eligible for subsidies, the irs determines that. if think get a raise at work or maybe their hours are cut at work or somebody else happens at work, they will have to keep the irs updated on that to update their subsidy status. there will be a lot of interaxzs, more interactions with the irs than people normally have. tracy: to your point, as we said it yest
for the obama administration in terms of responding to these controversies. how do you think the president's long-term agenda and big items like health care and immigration reform could be affected? >> part of it is a discipline within the white house use a dennis mcdonough he doesn't want to spend more than 10% of white house time on these matters. they've got to overcome a pretty energized republican opposition. it is now galvanized by some of these issues like benghazi and the irs. the president has thrown the idea of taking on the federal shield law to better protect reporters who are trying to publish government secrets. on capitolall churn hill but how quickly will they get into campaign mode on these issues that preclude action on immigration or the budget with the debt ceiling fight coming up. >> thank you so much. don't forget, you can watch "meet the press" 10:00 a.m. right here on wbal. an elderly couple is recovering after they were hit by a car in baltimore county. it happened on harford road at 9:30 last night. and 80-year-old man suffered serious injuries and the female vict
papers jacki schechner and that's sort of bad news for the obama haters the head of the irs, a bush appointee, and the women ahead of the benghazi scandal? a cheney advisor. >> hum. >> stephanie: we need a health care
. and this is a pattern of intimidation and demonization and fuzzing up the narrative that we have seen from barak obama, that table set from day one of his administration, from telling that latino group, you got to punish your enemies, to the way they intimidated insurance companies, and hospital groups into going along with health care reform. this is their stock and trade. i'm not surprised by anything that comes out of the mouths of these people and frankly, i don't believe much of anything that comes out of that white house press room. i don't know how jay carney gets up every morning after that appearance on friday. >> gretchen: a new poll shows independence, almost 50% do not believe the administration, at least on the benghazi story. the president said it defies why anyone wants to look into the story? what defies logic to people watching today is if he called it terrorism from the beginning as he claims that he did yesterday, then why did he send out susan rice five days later to say that it wasn't terrorism? shouldn't she be fired then if she went against what the president was saying? >> well
a consistent problem for president obama throughout his tenure, which he himself has said publicly, that he kind of underestimated how people really felt about their government, particularly when he was asking them to buy into health care reform, which by the way, half of the american public is still skeptical of that. >> the other thing that is important to say, despite all the sturm und drang over this, a lot of people are saying, you may not see any real substantive charges coming out of this irs issue, unless there was some kind of command influence, very high, that suggested that this needed to go forward. perhaps false statements against a couple officials, and perhaps some type of a civil rights violation. but many of these things are very hard to do, so at the end of the day, you may just have regulatory issues and somebody either getting fired or a slap on the hand. >> let's remember, that the individuals being targeted are politically active individuals. as soon as this started happening, they started complaining to sympathetic members of congress, and republicans in congress had
choices about health care, not the government. gettingy colleagues and this law. i yield three minutes now to our democratic [indiscernible] >> the gentleman from maryland is recognized for three minutes. , the republicans are opposed to obama care. i know that comes as a shock to america so we need to tell them one more time. s, or 38 or, -- this was one of personal issues -- was one of the tents were issues. -- mr. speaker, this vote is a waste of our time. it is political exercise. this will be the 37 votes to repeal health care since republicans took control of the house. it's exactly the same as the bill be considered in july. everybody knows it. reportedork times that since 2011, republicans have spent no less than 15% of their time on the house floor since 2011. the president obama was elected, with the unanimous opposition of our republics gullies. and after the supreme court said yes, this is an exercise of the congress authority. speaker boehner says -- obamacare is the law of the land. i would hope that would be the end. they wish to away benefits for millions of americans. boat
affairs subcommittee on africa's global health is examining u.s. efforts to combat malaria worldwide. you can see that hearing starting at 10 a.m. eastern today on our companion network c-span3. >> president obama met with defense secretary chuck hagel and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey thursday, calling on them to leave no stone unturned in the effort to stop sex assaults in the military. this is 10 minutes. >> i appreciate all of you coming in just for a second. we have gathered here all the top people in not just our military but our entire national security operation. and i want to start off by thanking all the people sitting around this table and in this room for the extraordinary service that they've rendered this country. and i want to also remind everybody that we have folks active in theater right now, men and women in uniform, who are making heroic sacrifices on behalf of our security. and our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families because they are dealing with a whole lot to make sure that we are safe. we have focused this conversation, though, on s
trust the irs to be politically neutral. can we now trust the irs with our most personal health care information? there has been an uproar about this in congress and a political reaction. speaker boehner says, he has serious concerns that the irs should be the obama, the obamacare chief enforcer. senator dean heller, a republican from nevada, he has announced legislation that is going to defund the hiring of irs agents to police obamacare. if that goes through, you defunded the irs, the police worker over obamacare, you have essentially driven a stake right into the heart of obamacare. so this development could go a long way. martha: yeah. you know, it may have come as somewhat of a surprise to the president this ig report. he claims that it did. but when you look into the timeline of this, this has been floating around for two years. so you had this position, this area that you wanted to make the most, you know your new health care initiative that you're rolling out, it is either just a political mistake or just incredibly dumb oversight to say, let's put this person in charge in, c
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